(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 12/3/14) -- On Thursday, December 4, representatives of the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will be available for media interviews prior to a Houston Independent School District board meeting on the possible resignation of anti-Muslim teacher Angela Box.
(NEW YORK, N.Y., 12/3/14) - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today expressed dismay at the decision of a grand jury to not indict a white NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed African-American man, who died after being put in a chokehold.
(Oklahoma City, OK 12/1/14) - The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the tragic murder of Oklahoma native, William Henderson, by what is being reported to be an ISIS allied terrorist group.
In a statement, CAIR-OK said:
"Just as we have denounced previous killings of innocent civilians by the ISIS terrorist groups, we condemn the tragic murder of William Henderson and once again disavow the anti-Islamic ideology that produces such inhumane actions. We also offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Henderson's family and loved ones."
SEE: Oklahoma man killed by Islamic extremists in Egypt
Oklahoma's Muslim community has been vocal in their repeated condemnation of extremist groups including ISIS. In September 2014, CAIR coordinated rallies to denounce ISIS and their extremist actions in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas.
SEE: OKC Muslim Leaders Rally To Denounce ISIS
As one of our Core principles, CAIR condemns all acts of violence against civilians by any individual, group or state.
CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialog, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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